Teaching supply chain simulation - from beginners to professionals

PERERA, Terrence and RUPASINGHE, Thashika (2015). Teaching supply chain simulation - from beginners to professionals. In: WSC '15 Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference. IEEE Press, 3548-3556.

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Official URL: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2889096
Link to published version:: 10.1109/WSC.2015.7408514

Abstract

Both in academia and industry, supply chain simulation is a relatively mature subject. Academic researchers have produced supply chain modelling/simulation frameworks and have used simulation to teach supply chain dynamics. A review of industrial applications however points to the heavy use of consultants and/or simulation software vendors. The shortage of in-house supply chain simulation skills/practitioners appears to be hampering the wider use of simulation. Although many universities in the UK offer postgraduate programs in Supply Chain Management a very few provide opportunities to learn and experience hands-on simulation. This paper presents how a commercial simulation software that understands supply chain language was used in various settings to develop simulation skills and teach supply chain dynamics. This paper will also outline how an integrated environment involving simulation software and an industry standard supply chain management framework can be used to develop the simulation skills and competencies of supply chain professionals.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Centre for Automation and Robotics Research > Systems Modelling and Integration Group
Identification Number: 10.1109/WSC.2015.7408514
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 16:25
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 16:25
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13317

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